Ultrasonic Cavitation vs CoolSculpting


When it comes to non-invasive, non-surgical procedures for reducing fat, you’ve probably found that you have a variety of options available today. CoolSculpting and Ultrasonic Cavitation are two of the most popular. Here, we’ll take a look at all the things these treatments have in common, as well as what makes them unique. By the end, we hope you’ll be able to determine which treatment is right for you and your body contouring needs.

What is CoolSculpting?

The world’s best fat freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment, CoolSculpting, reduces unwanted body fat non-invasively. As a result, over 17 million procedures have been performed worldwide to date, successfully reducing body fat giving long lasting results.

What is ultrasonic cavitation/ultrasound cavitation?

Ultrasonic Cavitation also known as fat melting, is a non-invasive liposuction method that uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells.

How does CoolSculpting work?

With CoolSculpting®, fat cells beneath the skin are safely and effectively targeted with precisely controlled cooling. Fat cells treated with this treatment crystallise (freeze), then shrivel and die over the coming weeks. They are then metabolised by the body and disposed of naturally. Consequently, fat bulges are reduced, resulting in a more sculpted and shapely body.

How does Ultrasonic Cavitation work?

Low-frequency sound waves are produced and applied to the targeted area, which causes fat cells to oscillate rapidly, building up pressure within them. The fat cells break apart when pressure reaches its threshold, releasing their contents.

What’s the difference between CoolSculpting and Ultrasonic Cavitation?

The main difference between CoolSculpting and Ultrasonic Cavitation is their method. CoolSculpting uses the method of cryolipolysis to freeze, destroy and remove fat. Whereas Ultrasonic Cavitation method destroys fat cells using ultrasound waves.

What areas can CoolSculpting target?

Body fat can be reduced permanently with CoolSculpting® without undergoing surgery. A variety of body parts can be sculpted and re-contoured using CoolSculpting®, including:

The CoolAdvantage PetiteTM is the latest addition to the CoolAdvantage applicator family designed to target the upper arms. Using the CoolMiniTM applicator, fat under the chin and other small areas of the body, such as knee fat and inner arm fat, can be reduced effectively over time.

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What areas can Ultrasonic Cavitation target?

There are a number of areas where Ultrasonic Cavitation is best used, such as the upper arms, belly, thighs, chin, and love handles. This is a rather lengthy procedure that takes several visits, each of which can last approximately an hour.

When will you see results?

Ultrasonic Cavitation

The Ultrasonic Cavitation session is customised to the individual and therefore can take longer than others patient sessions. Regarding the results, it can take roughly 6-12 weeks to see ultrasonic cavitation results.


Full results take time to show since fat cells need time to be naturally processed by your body. It is possible to see results as soon as four to six weeks after your treatment. The body continues to flush out fat cells for up to six months after CoolSculpting, so the results may continue to improve.

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How painful is it?


CoolSculpting can be uncomfortable in the first ten minutes when the fat reduction device freezes the skin and fat, but most patients report that the discomfort quickly passes.

Ultrasonic Cavitation

Some people report tingling as they undergo Ultrasonic Cavitation, but it is generally painless.

Which one is right for you?

Individuals who are in their ideal weight range are ideal candidates for CoolSculpting and Ultrasonic Cavitation. People looking for weight loss solutions should not try this method. However, these two procedures are both suitable for removing stubborn fat from specific areas that diet and exercise simply cannot get rid of.

Generally, a good candidate is someone who wants to permanently reduce fat without undergoing surgery’s downtime and risks.

Both treatments are FDA-approved but CoolSculpting has a lead on this as it was approved over a decade ago. It is important to note that, while both procedures offer results, each individual will experience results differently. The best way to choose the right treatment for your body and desired results is to consult with a professional.

CoolSculpting at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

With a team of CoolSculpting experts who have over 23 years of experience, our patients know they are in safe hands. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is the No.1 CoolSculpting clinic in the UK, having performed over 50,000 fat freezing treatments in our London and Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire clinics.

We offer a variety of CoolSculpting applicators at our state-of-the-art clinics to target different areas. You can choose from CoolSculpting Mini, CoolAdvantage, or CoolSculpting Elite, depending on the area to be treated. Additionally, we can target multiple areas simultaneously.

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How to get to our London and Buckinghamshire CoolSculpting clinics

Our London CoolSculpting clinic can be found at: 8 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HP

You can easily reach our clinic from the surrounding areas:

Kings Road, Mayfair, Victoria, Islington, Chelsea, Holland Park, St Johns Wood, Knightsbridge, Earls Court, West Brompton, Primrose Hill, Soho, Highgate, South Kensington, Hampstead, Green Park, Marylebone, Bayswater, Fitzrovia, Westminster, Battersea, Notting Hill, Hyde Park, Regents Park, West End, Fulham, and Belgravia.

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Our Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire CoolSculpting clinic can be found at: 84 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LF

You can easily get to this clinic from the surrounding areas:

Wallingford, Uxbridge, Windsor, Rickmansworth, Sunningdale, Hazelmere, Headington, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles, Aylesbury, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham, Chinnor, Chorleywood, High Wycombe, Kingston upon Thames, Princes Risborough, Wendover, Slough, Thame, Weybridge, Cookham, Cowley, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, Haddenham, Harrow, Hayes, Amersham, Ascot, Henley-on-Thames, Little Chalfont, Maidenhead, Marlow, Woking, Richmond, Watlington, Oxford and Wembley.

Directions to our Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire clinic.

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